Meet Carol. Growing up in a suburban middle-class home, horses were never a part of Carol’s family. However from a very young age, Carol developed a deep fascination. At the earliest possible opportunity, she started working with horses. Starting off with working for free as a pooper-scooper, Carol was determined to work with these beautiful animals. By fifteen, she had lay-byed her horse and paid it off over two years by collecting and selling bottles. Working her way up the professional ladder, Carol ended up grooming, riding, training horses-- even judging and commentating for equestrian events. With competing successfully at 34 Royal shows and then commentating for the past six years, she has made a successful name for herself. But when her only son was killed in a skiing accident in New Zealand, Carol’s career stood still. A way of dealing with this shock was through poetry; and this opened a door to a whole new adventure. Carol threw herself one hundred percent into poetry and through hard work, dedication and her outrageous talent, has emerged as the cream of Australian Bush Poetry today. From this, she has had the opportunity to travel all over Australia and internationally, performing and sharing the unique art of Bush Poetry. Carol believes that when life seems as though there is no light in the tunnel, we need to go in, find the switch and turn it on ourselves. She is a Strong Woman.